Final and Best Edition of Brisson's Legal Dictionary in a Handsome Contemporary Prize Binding Brisson, Barnabae [1531-1591]. [Heineccius, Johann Gottlieb (1681-1741), Editor]. [Bohmer, Justus Henning (1674-1749)]. De Verborum Quae ad Ius Civile Pertinent Significatione Opus Praestantissimum in Meliorem Commodioremque Ordinem Redactum Innumeris Mendis Emaculatum et Post Aliorum Curas Plurimis Accessionibus, Observationibusque Philologicis, Criticis, Iuridicis Locupletatum. Prodit Opera Studioque Io. Gottliebii Heinecci IC. Praemissa Praefatione Nova de Interpretationis Grammaticae In Iure Civili Fatis et Vario usu Nec Huius Novae Editionis Praerogativis Iusti Henningii Bohmeri. Halle: Impensis Orphanotrophei, 1743. Two parts in one volume. [xiii], 48, 760; 761-1436 pp. Initial presentation leaf dated September 20, 1811 from the Amsterdam Latin School to Theodoro Lamberto Kock, followed by engraved pictorial title page depicting a library designed by G. Grundler and engraved by Sysang and general title page. Half-title bound before p. 1. Second part preceded by half-title. Folio (13-3/4" x 8-1/2"). Contemporary paneled vellum prize binding, central gilt coat of arms of Amsterdam with rolled gilt border and corner pieces, gilt-edged raised bands to spine with gilt coats of arms to compartments, fragments of silk ties to outer boards, edges speckled. Light rubbing and soiling to boards, which are slightly bowed, light creasing to spine ends, small pencil mark to front pastedown and fragment of paper label to front free endpaper. General title page printed in red and black, occasional attractive engraved copperplate and woodcut head-pieces, tail-pieces and initials. Moderate toning to interior, slightly lighter or heavier in places, light foxing, light soiling in a few places, trimming to head of leaf A1 (pp. 1-2) just catching copperplate head-piece, text not affected. A handsome and impressive volume. $1,500. * Final and best edition. Brisson was a renowned French jurist and philologist. Widely respected, he was appointed president of the Parliament of Paris in 1588. In 1591, however, he was hanged by The Sixteen, a group of insurgents who captured Paris in a bizarre coup. First published in 1557, Brisson's Verborum was the standard legal dictionary of its day and remained an authoritative source for h.
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